Summer Research and Internship Grants

Andrea Montoya

Andrea Montoya (BA International Studies '15) Summer Internship with BA Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

PICS Summer Research and Internship Grants

Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) announces a call for applications from undergraduate students at the University of Michigan who have declared the International Studies major or minor and are planning to intern or conduct research abroad during summer 2016.

The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)  seeks applications from IS majors or minors for grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 towards summer research or internships abroad. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research; applicants for internships should be prepared to identify the venue for their internship in a governmental agency, business, or non-governmental institution abroad, and must have documentation showing internship is secured. Funding can be used for air travel, local transportation, room and board, research expenses,  fees for educational opportunities, and  visa fees. Students in their last year of study (graduating in Winter 2016 or Spring/Summer 2016) are not eligible to apply. Project date must be between May 1, 2016 and August 31, 2016.

Students are asked to indicate area of interest/study:

  • Human rights
  • International development
  • International security and cooperation
  • Global Health
  • Global Environment
  • Comparative Culture and Identity

Visit the U-M International Center or LSA International Internships Program for internship and/or research opportunities.

Applicants must submit application via MCompass.

A written report based on the project will be required by September 1, 2016.

Please visit the U-M Travel Abroad Health Insurance website for more information. Current cost is $1.10/day plus a $5 administrative cost.


Applications are March 15, 2016 (for Summer 2016)

Contact information
Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS)
International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660